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Articles tagged with 'Football'

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Autographs provide a trip down memory lane

Published Sept. 11, 2014

I was (OK, still am) a sports nut. I love the games. I have an appreciation for the players and respect what they do. But when I was a kid, the athletes (and some coaches) were superheroes. I only saw them on TV, or maybe a couple times a year at a ballpark. One way for a younger me to connect was to write letters and ask for autographs. I came across those old mementos recently, and it was a flashback to a simpler time.

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Thunderstruck: Brewers aren't THIS bad

Published Sept. 10, 2014

For the past eight years, I've been part of "The World's Greatest Sports Talk Show," "Homer & Mitch" and "Homer & Thunder." It was in this final incarnation that I really had the opportunity to share and to opine, to commiserate and to celebrate - all with you. I loved my time at ESPN Wisconsin, but it's time for me to connect in new ways.

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Packers players launch non-sports talk radio show

Published July 23, 2014

Mark Tauscher and John Kuhn of the Green Bay Packers will get their own one-hour show for eight weeks this season. "Tauscher and Kuhn" is slated to air at noon on selected Tuesday afternoons on WTMJ-AM 620.

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Are American athletes soft?

Published July 22, 2014

The "Big Four" sports leagues in this country are increasingly expanding their brand and their reach, which draws interest and players from around the world. As a result, fewer Americans are finding roster spots (outside of football). Pro golf, tennis and soccer bypassed the U.S. long ago. So, are American athletes soft? Do they not have what it takes anymore to reach the top of their profession?

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Digital options keep fans updated on World Cup games

Published June 20, 2014

While at the WIAA girls' state soccer championships, what surprised me was the number of people using different digital media to keep track of the World Cup soccer games being played in Brazil.

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Green Bay Chill debut in Milwaukee canceled

Published June 11, 2014

The Green Bay Chill of the Legends Football League (formerly the Lingerie Football League) was scheduled to host its home opener on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Arena. That game has been canceled.

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A funny thing happened on the way to Super Bowl XIII

Published Feb. 2, 2014

With the Super Bowl approaching kickoff, I was reminded of a CNN story from the other night about the increased demand for escorts and women of the night during the big weekend. The story reminded me of Super Bowl XIII in Miami in 1979, which I covered.

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WMIL-FM finishes the year on a high note

Published Jan. 2, 2014

Country station WMIL-FM 106.1 continued its run last month as the most listened to station in the market with a 9.4 rating, and Journal Broadcast-owned WTMJ-AM 620 finished in second place with a 7.7.

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Football and Thanksgiving: a natural pair

Published Nov. 28, 2013

Food and football go together like hand and glove on Thanksgiving Day, and while the game doesn't really conjure up any visceral feelings like homemade food does, there are few moments in regular life that a sport feel so much a part of.

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Team brass must be held accountable for locker room racism

Published Nov. 13, 2013

In his mind, Richie Incognito was Jonathan Martin's brother. So, in his mind, that allowed him to treat Martin as less than a person and call him a word born out of hate. And the upper management of the Miami Dolphins allowed it all to happen.

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Incognito incident shows NFL culture fosters aggressive behavior

Published Nov. 12, 2013

The NFL may make noises about the incident between Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin down in Miami, but until the league takes a stance that provides for outlawing any forms of harassment and strict and severe penalties for violations, we will continue to see instances like this.

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How Major Goolsby's stays in the game

Published Oct. 12, 2013

For more than 40 years, Major Goolsby's has been anchored on the corner of 4th Street and Kilbourn Avenue. So many other restaurants within a few blocks have come and gone, but Goolsby's continues to thrive. Why is this?

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Social Circle: Does the outcome of games affect your mood?

Published Sept. 29, 2013

It's football season and for some fans the outcome of their favorite team's games affects their mood for the rest of the day or even into the next. Other fans are not as affected and non fans, of course, don't care at all. What about you?

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"Larceny Games" author blows the whistle on pro sports

Published Sept. 18, 2013

At the minimum, a fair, honest and entertaining competition is all fans want from sports. We wouldn't watch if it wasn't fair. According to Kenosha-based author Brian Tuohy, however, that's not what fans are getting. In fact, after years of watching sports with a keen, critical - and some might argue cynical - eye, Tuohy has come to a troubling conclusion. Almost every sport you watch is a lie.

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I can't let go of my baseball cards

Published Aug. 26, 2013

My wife and I decided to do some "fall cleaning" and I had decided it was time to part ways with the 12,000 or so baseball cards I've moved to two different locations. Most of them are commons from the late 1980s and early 1990s, but as I went through some of them I realized I'm not quite ready to let them go.